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Joe Silwenga reports:

Mwomboshi Settlement Village has no government school and the residents send their children to a community school within the settlement village, initiated by Makeni Ecumenical Centre to help young children access basic education. The school runs from grade one to grade seven.

For the past two years the school management has been making efforts to raise the standards of the school to equal that of the government schools in Zambia.

Attempts to become a government school have faced difficulties because the Ministry of Education can only upgrade a school after sending qualified teachers.

For Mwomboshi settlement, the Ministry has required us to build a house for a teacher before one is sent to the area.

The Village Management Committee and the PTA decided to renovate one of the community houses, but lacked finances to embark on the project.

Mwomboshi school.jpgHowever the Friends of Makeni in Holland intervened and funded the project in 2008. Here you can see the house in the process of renovations.

Our thanks to our Dutch friends for this wonderful support!

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African Aids Angels in Victoria, BC have been supporting our work for many years now. We are very grateful for their continuing assistance!  Whilst the group takes a particular interest in the welfare of the children at St Nicholas Orphanage, they also provide support to other Makeni Centre projects.

I have recently received these pictures from Joe Silwenga of Chisamba Settlement Village, where AAA also has been assisting with its Input Support Project.

The captions also come from Mr Silwenga.

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A beneficiary congratulating a friend after showing the maize harvested from AAA input support field in Chisamba settlement village, as others look on and admire the yield.

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A widower beneficiary of AAA Input Support Project smiling as he poses for a photo with his 2 grandsons to show his yield to the Settlement Officer.

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A picture of a widow a beneficiary from AAA Input Support Project, in her field of maize gathered in heaps before harvesting. She explained that because she is just alone that is why her maize was still in the field and she has not prepared a traditional barn to store her maize in.

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A beneficiary (Jericho Chibulu) with his family showing the quality of cobs and pumpkins harvested from the field. Behind them is the traditional barn used for temporary storage of maize.

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Mrs. Kandago sitting on her bags of unshelled maize as she expresses her happiness. This is inside her house.

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A picture showing beneficiaries after loading some of their maize bags in the truck to Lusaka to assist their school-going children. They were captured unaware.

The beneficiary on the left in excitement performs a traditional dance to express her joy and happiness while others look on.

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